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SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Customization, SharePoint Designer

Create new default page for New or Edit or Display Item in SharePoint List

If you know how to do it, do it; if not, then please don’t.

Any mess here with SPD and creating new pages for existing lists, while you never know or never tried and it is your first time, then practice first in a test environment, either wise you will break the list and I know it so I am telling you here first as advice and at the end it is up to you.

So here I am showing you how to create new default page for “New Item” in SharePoint List, open SPD and choose your list, in this settings page in SPD as below, there is a section called “Forms” where it has 3 pages:

“DispFrom.aspx”: Display form, just to view the item.

“EditForm.aspx”: to edit the item

“NewForm.aspx”: to create new item.

Click the New button on top right of the Forms box, and it will be open new window “Create New List Form”

Here it asks you, what is the type of this form: which is 3 pages, and you choose if it is the default or not.

Once you are done, go to your list via browser, and click new item, since it pop-up the page, right click and check properties, you should see the page you created.

Now you can do changes to this new page created, which I advised previously to watch out while you are doing so.

Good Luck.


Master Page, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Branding, SharePoint Customization, SharePoint Designer

Featured Series of Posts on Branding Options in SharePoint 2010:

I found this good series on David Blog, and I want it to keep as reference to me and to anyone needs it. Thanks David.

0. SP 2010 Branding Options: Master Pages vs. Themes: Overview
Why I prefer custom master pages over custom themes in SP 2010

1. SP 2010 Branding Options: Master Pages vs. Themes: Part 1
Attaching an alternate style sheet to the master page using the browser’s UI

2. SP 2010 Branding Options: Master Pages vs. Themes: Part 2
Attaching an alternate style sheet to the master page using SPD 2010

2.1 SP 2010 Branding Options: Master Pages vs. Themes: Part 2.1
How to edit the master page to add a custom logo and a favicon with SharePoint Designer 2010

3. SP 2010 Branding Options: Master Pages vs. Themes: Part 3
Adding a footer to your custom master page using SharePoint Designer 2010

4. History of SharePoint Branding: 2007 to 2010
A tribute to Heather Solomon’s legendary blog posts on MOSS 2007 themes and master pages

5. SharePoint 2010 CSS: List of Useful Styles

SharePoint 2010 Overview

SharePoint Online Overview

Document Set, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Customization

Start with Document Set

Hi all, Hope this helps you get started with Document Set.

first enable Document Set Feature from Site Collection Features


Now Create Document Library, and enable “Allow management of content type?” from Library Settings in Advanced Settings, then the Document Set Content Type to your library.


Now you can create to Document Set



as you see from the SharePoint Tree Navigation above, “Doc Set” is the Library Name.


So this is how you start creating Document Set.

SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Customization, WebParts

Text Filter Web Part

This applies to both SharePoint 2007 and 2010.  In MOSS Enterprise, and the 2010 version of Enterprise.  There is an out-of-box web part called the Text Filter Web Part.  Basically, when you put this web part on a page, and put a list or library web part on the same page, you then create a web part connection that sends the text typed in the box as a filter to one of the columns in the web part, like this:


The name Molly Clark had to be typed in exactly.  So, if you typed “Molly”, this record would not come up. 

People use the text filter web part when they just want to search a single column in a list or library.  Otherwise, you’d simply use the “Search” box at the top of the screen, choose “This List” or “This Site” and perform SharePoint searches that way.

Laura Rogers doing a great solution to be able to partially filtering rather than the whole word, find more in the below link: